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Adriana, 13, is kidnapped in Mexico City by Russian sex traffickers. Her criminal 17 y.o. brother starts looking for her. Across the border in Texas, he gets help from a cop.

Writers:

Jose Rivera (screenplay), Peter Landesman (story) | 2 more credits »
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Ray Sheridan
Cesar Ramos ... Jorge
Alicja Bachleda ... Veronica
Paulina Gaitan ... Adriana
Marco Pérez ... Manuelo (as Marco Perez)
Linda Emond ... Patty Sheridan
Zack Ward ... Alex Green
Kate del Castillo ... Laura
Tim Reid ... Hank Jefferson
Pasha D. Lychnikoff ... Vadim Youchenko
Natalia Traven Natalia Traven ... Lupe
Guillermo Iván ... Alejandro (as Guillermo Ivan)
Christian Vazquez ... Moncho
José Sefami ... Don Victor (as Jose Sefami)
Leland Pascual Leland Pascual ... Thai Boy
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Storyline

Ray Sheridan is a Texas Ranger working in the insurance fraud division. From a devout Catholic family, seventeen year old Jorge lives in a Mexico City slum neighborhood with his mother and his thirteen year old sister Adriana. To have a better life not only for himself but also his family, Jorge, with two of his friends, has resorted to a "violent" scam to steal money from tourists in the Zocolo, something he hasn't told his mother who would disapprove. Ray and Jorge's very different existences intersect on a chance meeting straddling the border at El Paso/Juarez in dealing with the same issue from two slightly different directions, that issue being sex trafficking. Ray has been using his professional position on a personal mission of locating his illegitimate daughter Carly, who he has never met and who he has just learned was sold by her junkie mother ten years ago, he assuming into the illegal sex trade. With Adriana having gone missing, Jorge eventually learned that the assumption... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

Each year, more than 1,000,000 people are trafficked across international borders...against their will. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sexual material involving minors, violence including a rape, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on Peter Landesman's 25 January 2004 New York Times Magazine cover story about sex slaves. See more »

Goofs

Sheridan drives an unmarked police vehicle with regular Texas plates. In reality, the car would have "Exempt" license plates identifying it as a government vehicle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jorge: Happy birthday, Princess!
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Independence Day: Resurgence (2020) See more »

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Agnus Dei
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
[Played throughout the scene in which Veronica throws herself off the cliff.]
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stupid movie wasted its intent
5 February 2012 | by nwerle-3See all my reviews

1 Border patrol does not put Polish people back into Mexico! 2 people do not call in Mexico with 4 digits. 3 there is no web page with such info as shown in movie, 4 Iam tired of idiots who don't portray the real world then no one learns of issue of great importance

5 someone does not get kidnapped in front of police and a page,

6 collect calls to Poland do not happen,

7 I have never seen such stupid acting, stupid direction

this movie was a waste of money.

the scenery was great, but there are freeways even in Mexico and freeways in the USA, that are not depicted. I've never seen such a juvenile story line.


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Country:

Germany | USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish | Polish | Russian

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to America See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,086, 30 September 2007

Gross USA:

$214,307

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,465,077
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2.35 : 1
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